Versus (BlazeVOX 2011)
-Eloise Klein Healy, author of The Islands Project: Poems for Sappho and founder and editor of Arktoi Books, an imprint of Red Hen Press
Grounded in our contemporary culture, where wealth and power are being redefined, Fleegal's poems express the anger of a generation disenfranchised by its presumed privilege. She unceremoniously exposes an america that has lost its status as a proper noun, and she argues for the right to "love with a capital V." These are statements of protest, cries for solidarity--but cannot be mistaken for slogans. Each poem is a sharp-edged gem crafted into a collection that is in dialogue with itself and with the reader: where "I don't" follows "I do" and "she can't" leads to "you can."
-Ren Powell, author of Mercy Island, founding editor of Babel Fruit and Protest Poems.org, and associate editor of Poemeleon
Anatomy of a Shape-Shifter (Word Press 2010)
—Molly Peacock, author of The Second Blush
With a ferocious elegance, with a mind made of pleasure, Stacia Fleegal's poems hurt beautifully, their formal remonstrations and excavations artful. This is song, and singing along to the off-key wordlessness of memory, the iambs earned, the fathers and mother and lovers and sister gathered together where they belong at last, in scintillating poems.
—Alan Michael Parker, author of Elephants & Butterflies
'[T]he anatomy of/a kiss is more than mouths,' states Stacia Fleegal's narrator in her courageous and smart debut collection. This narrator also knows that the body is more than flesh, family is more than relation, and language is more than what we say to one another. These vital and startling poems navigate the difficult spaces of our lives, the 'gutsy, fist-bitten desire' of bodies, turning complicated experience into living, breathing objects, beautifully rendered and unforgettably accurate.
— Aaron Smith, author of Blue on Blue Ground